Careers

WORKING AT KENES – A GLOBAL COMPANY, THAT FEELS LIKE HOME 

­Creating a truly remarkable event takes professionals. Creating 3,600 conferences in more than 100 cities around the globe, with over 160,000 participants per year, takes a very special kind of passion. The kind you’ll find every day in the people that work at Kenes. For over fifty years, we’ve been nurturing talent and providing opportunities for career growth. It’s the reason we are one of the world’s leading Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs). If you are serious about events, come join our growing family.

Kenes is keen on building and maintaining a global team of confident, competent, customer-oriented employees. We are more than 350 strong – a true ‘family’ of dedicated professionals who provide the best possible service and support to clients around the globe. Simply put, Kenes employees are initiative-takers, doers, starters, and finishers.

At Kenes, we ask you to bring your personality to work. We aim to reflect the diverse nature of society and value our employees’ contributions irrespective of age, sex, race, or religion. We are a team of multinational, multicultural, multilingual and multitalented individuals. Kenes is looking for creative, ambitious and dedicated individuals to join our team. We offer the opportunity for personal and professional growth, with a competitive salary and benefits package.

If you are interested in joining a uniquely professional and enthusiastic team, view the open positions below or send your CV to careers@kenes.com.

You want to see behind the scenes? Have a look at the first birthday celebration video from our newest addition – the Sofia Office: https://youtu.be/esP1Mi3RyS8

Web designer – Sofia

Kenes Group is looking for a highly motivated Web designer

Responsibilities:

  • In charge of all Kenes Virtual Meetings Exhibition Booths
  • Create new congress website and maintain existing website
  • Cooperate with Virtual Meeting team
  • Cooperate with the design team – new congress website, mailshot etc..
  • Ability to function well in a high-stress environment, with many changes

Requirements:

  • 2+ years’ professional web design experience
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Graphic Design or related field, or 3+ years’ additional experience
  • Knowledge of content marketing a plus
  • Photoshop and Illustrator skills
  • Knowledge of WordPress standards and functionality
  • Professional portfolio with at least 3 designs for internal review
  • Good understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (basic)
  • Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications
  • Experience designing responsive design websites
  • Ability to understand CSS changes and their ramifications to ensure consistent style across platforms and browsers
  • Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #03-2021

Full Stack Developer – Tel Aviv

Develop and maintain frontend and backend applications (mainly C#/DotNet Core and Angular JS), intended for wide scalability (needs to understand the basics of clustered systems).

Needs to be able to support previously written projects and scuffle though understanding it quickly. Maintenance of legacy code is a meaningful part of the work process.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Write new code for frontend and backend.
  • Join in on existing projects.
  • Maintain legacy systems.
  • Create large/small scale applications, while providing somewhat exact timeframe.
  • cooperate with other developers and infrastructure team, some in different time zones.
  • Document current and re-document missing legacy code.
  • Ability to function well in a high-stress environment, with many changes.

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 Years’ experience in C# & AngularJS, at least 1 year with dotnet core.
  • At least 3 Years’ experience with SQL Server, including building Indexes, elaborate Stored Procedures. Knowledge of SQL Object types and generally, the SQL schema.
  • Knowledge in WordPress (structure, plugins).
  • Versatile knowledge in authentication processes (JWT, oAuth, MFA, SSO).
  • Quick learning and adapting.
  • Vast knowledge in securing web applications: relationship between frontend and backend and how to fully secure the connection, avoiding SQL Injections, XSS, information leaking, buffer overflow, etc.

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #02-2021

Project Manager – Sofia

For our Kenes team – the world’s leading Professional Conference Organizers of medical and scientific events, we are looking for a Project Manager.
This person will be responsible to manage all operational aspects of conferences in accordance with the provided timeline, specs and budget. Manage an operational Gantt including schedules set for supporting departments (i.e. managing project timelines of additional team members, such as volunteers.
Ensure that the client expectations are met, coupled with ensuring the highest level of service and adherence to company standards.
All above according to the requirements of the customer Kenes.

Requirements:

• Excellent time management skills
• Multi-tasking
• Service oriented (high level)
• Experience in managing budgets / financial targets
• Leader and at the same time can work as “one of the team”
• High degree of accuracy
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Education and experience:

• Academic degree – required
• Ability to work long hours, overtime as needed, including weekends
• Global citizen in spirit – position requires frequent travel abroad
• Fluent/high-level of English; knowledge of other European languages – an advantage
• Excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Outstanding communication skills (spoken and written)
• Independent with high level of discipline

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #01-2021

Marketing Coordinator – Tel Aviv | Sofia

Kenes Marketing is looking for a highly motivated Senior Marketing Coordinator to join its global marketing team. This is a tremendous opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the international marketing world. The senior marketing coordinator will handle several of the main marketing deliverables in Kenes’ event promotion campaigns, including email marketing, cross promotions, collateral design, social media and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Marketing Manager by assisting and implementing marketing activities.
  • Assist with day to day marketing tasks, coordinate marketing and promotional activities within the team.
  • Ensure the execution of tasks and campaign management.
  • Liaise with designers for marketing collateral production, such as flyers, brochures and exhibition-related projects.
  • Assist with website briefings, production and website updates.
  • Produce written content for website and online newsletters.
  • Write and execute promotional
  • Coordinate and implement promotional activities targeting societies and events.
  • Oversee and monitor online PPC campaigns.
  • Oversee and maintain social media platforms
  • Report on marketing activities.

Requirements:

  • Strong collaboration skills and experience with working as a team player
  • Great attention to details
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Confident and outgoing personality.
  • Strong understanding of the principles of marketing.
  • Organized and accountable for efficiently handling multiple tasks
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing or advertising, or related field
  • Minimum 2 years’ professional experience in marketing
  • English native or mother tongue level –written and spoken.

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #31-2020

ISE Executive Director – Amsterdam

About ISE:

Since its foundation in 1960, the International Society of Endocrinology (ISE) has pursued the advancement of Endocrinology Metabolism and Diabetes science to educate and improve patient care worldwide.
Today the society forms a unique federation of national Endocrine Societies across the globe whose goals are to stimulate international cooperation and co-ordinate scientific exchange, debate and dissemination of knowledge between healthcare professionals.

Our Requirements:

As ISE has grown in size and complexity, the society is recruiting a candidate with proven Executive Director experience to drive the strategic reorganization forward. The society requires a Senior Leader who can skillfully position and lead the society.
The candidate will have experience in successfully delivering business growth within a nonprofit organization along with a sound knowledge of operational requirements and the ability to build relationships across multiple stakeholders .
The Executive Director will need to be a strong, and passionate advocate for Endocrinology and global health, someone comfortable serving as a spokesperson for ISE and compelled by delivering results. Attention to culture, community and mission must be a continual focus.

Key Responsibilities:

The candidate should have a broad understanding of running an organization or business. He/she has at least 3-5 years’ experience in a similar Executive Director/ Senior Account Management role. The Executive Director is part of the Senior Leadership Team of ISE and works closely with the ISE Chair, Secretary Treasurer and Executive Committee.

Responsibilities include:

• Administrative and financial management of a NGO

• Membership and partnership management • Fundraising

• E-learning strategy and deliverables

• Advocacy strategy and deliverables

• Congress, Meetings and Endorsement oversight

• Marketing and Communications strategy

• Supervision of a small team and various consultants

• Strategy and governance

Key Skills and Attributes:

The following skills and attributes are essential:

– Detailed operational knowledge of all elements of directing a non-profit organization including financial management, management of team members and volunteers

– Proven ability to participate as part of an executive team/board

– High level of commercial and financial awareness

– Fundraising and sponsorship experience

– Proven ability to plan strategically and to recognize potential threats and opportunities for growth

– Iinternational exposure, working with multiple stakeholders, in complex matrix environments.

– Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to manage stakeholder relationships

– Strong leadership and drive to improve processes and structures, senior level involvement in strategic planning and “hands on” personality.

– Good judgment and the capacity to work independently, proactively and creatively

– Experience of representing an organization at all levels

– Experience planning and executing large scale conferences/live events

– Experience in organizing online and in person educational programming

– Experience in marketing and communications

– Experience in Global health policy preferred

– Experience in a science-related organization or similar society

– Strong organizational skills and ability to multi task

– Advanced information technology skills

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #30-2020

Grants Manager – Education & Health – Amsterdam | Tel Aviv | Sofia

 

Kenes Group is looking for a highly motivated Grants Manager to join the Kenes Education team. This role will involve identifying educational needs among healthcare professionals and raise funds through grant applications within online systems of foundations/companies, i.e pharmaceuticals and medical devices. You are responsible for identifying new support/grant opportunities, but also to help support medical associations and medical task force groups to pitch their ideas and develop plans to help grow the business across 2021.

The Kenes Education department is located in Amsterdam and is the Independent Medical Education (IME) department of Kenes Group. IME is supported through arms-length funding in the form of a grant and the supporter has no control or involvement in the content.

For our educational materials we work closely with Experts/ SMEs/ KoLs to create independent and quality & effective education for healthcare professionals.

You will work closely with the Education and Industry Liaison and Sales Departments and other Kenes team members involved in the educational programme of medical conferences and online educational activities.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Research, identify and document available and relevant grant opportunities
  • Take a lead on creating scientific needs assessments in order to develop new business in different therapy areas with support of faculty, conference committees and/or association committees
  • Develop and maintain relationships with thought leaders and supporters and actively pursue new business opportunities
  • Develop proposal budgets together with the responsible team members
  • Build relationships with granting institutions
  • Draft all correspondence, agreements and reports, including LOAs (Letters of Agreement), and delivery times, in close cooperation with the relevant Kenes departments

You will like this role if you:

  • Are keen to take the lead on creating scientific needs assessments in order to develop new business in different therapy areas for live and digital medical education formats
  • Are a motivated individual that can be highly collaborative and be passionate and driven to exceed client expectations
  • Are passionate about life long learning
  • Want to work in a diverse international culture

Job skills, experience and education:

  • Ability to rapidly learn and apply knowledge in previously unfamiliar therapy areas
  • Bachelor degree in bioscience – Advantage
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • The ability to run multiple parallel projects
  • Self-motivated, task-oriented and ability to work independently
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Organizational and computer/ Internet research skills, including all Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience in raising sponsorship and grant funds from pharmaceutical and medical device industry and foundations – Advantage
  • Experience in professional medical writing within a medical communications agency, scientific or medical publishing company, or equivalent – Advantage

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #29-2020

IPVS Executive Manager – Amsterdam

About IPVS:

The International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS) is the leading global expert on human papillomaviruses (HPV). Since its beginning, the purpose of IPVS has been to promote the worldwide exchange of ideas, knowledge, and innovative research among basic, clinical and public health research professionals concerned with human and animal papillomaviruses and their associated diseases.

Today the society has a successful international conference, with increasing numbers of attendees and abstracts, and a healthy membership. IPVS continues to support the careers of new and emerging investigators through training, facilitating collaborations, and funding of travel fellowships to the conferences and workshops. IPVS is an advocate for additional papillomavirus research and funding, public awareness of papillomavirus-related diseases and opportunities for prevention and management and international education. In addition, for the past 3 years, the society has initiated a successful HPV Awareness Day campaign.

Requirements:

As activities have increased, the society wishes to have a dedicated Manager, to support the IPVS Officers and Board of Directors and to manage the secretariat, activities, and operations of IPVS. The society requires a strong manager who can skillfully position and lead the society through this crucial next phase of growth.

He/she will work closely with the IPVS Officers and Board to ensure every aspect of the society management is optimized and managed in accordance with association guidelines and objectives.

The candidate will have experience in successfully delivering business growth within a nonprofit organization. Experience of planning and follow-through are needed, along with a sound knowledge of the operational requirements for a nonprofit organization. Attention to culture, community and mission must be a continual focus. The candidate will bring experience implementing strategic plans, building relationships, and management controls, while building trust and credibility across a broad stakeholder group. The Executive Manager will need to be a strong, and passionate advocate for papillomavirus.

Key Skills and Attributes:

The candidate should have 3-5 years or more experience working with nonprofit associations in a similar Account Management role.

He/she should have a broad understanding of running an organization or business and experience in dealing with VIP’s in multi-cultural environments.

Experience of the papillomavirus field or more broadly organizations involved in the cancer field is preferable.

Essential skills and attributes:

-Operational knowledge of all elements of managing a non-profit organization

– Proven ability to work with an executive team/board

– High level of commercial and financial awareness

– Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks

– Advanced information technology skills

– Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills

– Wide general cultural knowledge with discretion and diplomacy

– Good judgment and the capacity to work independently, proactively and creatively

– Ability to build effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders and international bodies

Experience of large scale conferences/live events – Advantage

Experience working with medical and/or biological clients or organisations – Advantage

Qualifications:

University degree or equivalent

Excellent English (verbal & written) and other international languages is an advantage

Computer literacy (Microsoft Office XP)

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #28-2020

Marketing Manager – Sofia
  The main goal of the Marketing Manager is to increase event profit and ensure long term growth, through creating and implementing marketing strategiesinnovative tools and hands on delivery. 
Responsibilities 

  • Owner of your congresses marketing activities and results 
  • Manage a marketing coordinator 
  • Be the one point of contact for congresses marketing needs 
  • Develop the congresses brand and marketing strategies  
  • Prepare and adhere congresses budgets 
  • Overseeing the different marketing campaigns  
  • Manage the day to day marketing activities of the congresses  
  • Manage internal and external interfaces to ensure successful deliveries of marketing activities 
  • Planning and implementing promotional campaigns 
  • Manage and improve lead generation campaigns and measuring results 
  • Creating a wide range of different marketing materials (online and offline including videos) 
  • Reports on progress and effectiveness of the different campaigns 
Requirements: 

  • Excellent ability to multitask and work well under pressure 
  • Result oriented with excellent interpersonal skills  
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to multi-task and set priorities for yourself and your team members within tight deadlines and high client expectations 
  • Strong analytical and project management skills 
  • Team player 

Education and Experience: 

  • BA or higher in Marketing, Communications or Business Administration with a Marketing focus 
  • 2-3  years in a similar position 
  • Experience with developing and executing marketing strategies and plans – MUST  
  • Experience in client management, presentations and consulting 
  • Experience with market research and analysis 
  • Experience in most aspects of the marketing-mix, online marketing, social media and SEO  
  • Experience in briefing suppliers, graphic designers and writers  
  • Experience in managing people – an advantage 
  • English mother tongue or mother tongue level- MUST 

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #27-2020

Research Manager – Tel Aviv

Kenes Group has an exciting opportunity for a Research Manager to lead a team of research experts for Medical Congresses.
We are looking for a candidate with knowledge in healthcare, life science and pharma.

In this role, you will deliver insightful research on the healthcare sector and support the Marketing and Sales teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Extensive market and industry research: collect, organize, and analyze opinions and data, explore issues, and predict trends
  • Provide strategic level informational and consultative support to decision makers regarding future initiatives
  • Get to know Kenes Group clients and their audiences: prepare the congress competitive analysis, as well as understand and validate the congress program in terms of its relevancy to the target audience and industry support. Suggest possible new topics
  • Define the unique value of attending a congress compared to other alternatives
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on the therapeutic field and its marketing dynamics
  • Analyze industry trends, and follow pipeline developments, patents, and industry changes, such as mergers, acquisitions and the status of clinical trials
  • Create reports, forecasts, and sales target analyses
  • Content recommendations for marketing purposes
  • Manage a team of research experts

Requirements:

  • Excellent research capabilities and analytical skills
  • Familiar with a diverse range of research and analysis methodologies, as well as the ability to match them to company needs
  • At least 2 years managing a research team
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Business awareness
  • Proactive approach
  • Multi-tasking skills and a quick learner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player
  • Mother-tongue command of the English language in writing

M.Sc. in pharmacology, life science, biology, or related discipline; Ph.D. – an advantage

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #26-2020